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Date Friday  5/5/2017
Group Denver
Event Title Fly Fishing Trip - Arkansas River - Call the Cotapaxi KOA to make your lodging, RV or Tent Site reservations
Status Complete
Leader Pablo Balan
Group Price $63.00
NonGroup Price $63.00
Leader Price $63.00
Available Participants 8
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Arkansas River KOA and Loma Linda Motel about 1 mile down stream of the town of Cotapaxi on Hwy. 50.

For more info Contact

KOA phone number: (719) 275-9308. If they do not answer leave a message to call back with your contact information.
KOA online reservations:

Trip Leader contact information:
Pablo Balan


Everybody that has gone on this trip in the past recommends it to members that have not gone yet. It is designed to be a fun social and instructional trip event. Fly Fishing School Graduates have preference on this trip and there are plenty of senior members and instructors to help you solidify your newly learned fly fishing skills. This year your registration will only cover the meals. You will have to call the KOA and make your own lodging reservations. The meals include Breakfast Saturday morning, Dinner Saturday Night, and Breakfast Sunday Morning at Barry's Den at Texas Creek. The price for meals includes a 25 % gratuity for the servers. The Saturday night dinner, the Friday and Saturday night pavilion social events include beer and wine. Fire wood will be provided for the group campfire at the KOA pavilion.When you contact the KOA to make your lodging reservation, please let them know you are with the CMC Fly Fishing Group. Since the lodging has multiple beds, two individual can share a room or a cabin to split the cost in half. When you call the KOA for your lodging ask if one of our CMC members has already registered for the lodging type your desire. If so, the KOA can place you in the lodging with a previous member's reservation, saving you lots of money. If not, you will be responsible for the single occupancy cost until another member registers in your lodging. When you make your reservation, let the KOA know you are with the CMC Fly Fishing Group. If you want to tent camp or bring your RV, there are plenty of options for this type of accommodations.
Let us know if you want to eat dinner at Barry's Den at Texas Creek Friday evening when you register for the trip. Barry's Den at Texas Creek is closed on Friday, but will open for our group if 10 or more of members indicate they will eat there between 5:30 and 7 pm. Just answer YES and how many in your party to the question at the bottom of the page before your register. This meal is not covered in the price of the trip. If 10 or more members do not support this dining opportunity, I will inform you by email prior to the trip that they will not be open for dinner and you will be on your own for dinner.


The KOA has AT&T cell phone service. The tower is located at the school in Cotapaxi. You have to go to Cañon City or Salida to receive cell service with other carriers. There is one land line phone at the KOA that you can use to place calls. There is no charge to place these calls. There is wireless internet service for a small daily or weekly fee. There is only one gas station between Cañon City and Salida, it is in Cotopaxi at the general store. The Arkansas Headwaters (AHRA) charges a day use fee at all of the improved pullouts along the river. This is part of the Colorado State Parks system, so if you have a Colorado State parks pass you can avoid these fees. Be sure to have your fishing license, the AHRA checks. Participant requests for refunds of fees must be requested in writing to the appropriate event director. Requests made prior to 30 days before the beginning of the event will be processed less a $10 handling fee. Requests made within 30 days of the event will be refunded at 50% of the amount paid. No refunds will be made after the beginning of the event. However, a refund less $10 can be obtained if a person is found to take the original individuals place of the event.

*** Recommended flies and recommended gear will be sent to those that sign up once the sign up process is closed.

*** Every member should carry their 10 essentials. If you need assistance with this matter, please contact the trip leader.

*** CO fishing license and FF School are required.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.